Malone Dodson Clergy Award

Since 1998, this annual award given by the Foundation of Wesley Woods has recognized the clergy person of The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church (NGUMC) who best exemplifies visionary and committed leadership with respect to older adults.

The award is named for Malone Dodson, who has invested a lifetime in serving Wesley Woods and its many older adult residents.  He has been a tireless advocate, cheer-leader, fundraiser, and consistent friend of staff and residents alike. To be nominated for this prestigious award, clergy must be retired or currently serving as a senior pastor of the NGUMC, take a key leadership role in the annual Wesley Woods Mother’s Day Offering, and be in mission with our residents in a variety of ways.  The list of honorees is a very prestigious one and includes many of the top leaders of the NGUMC:

Malone Dodson Clergy Award Recipients


Rev. Dr. Bill Burch receiving the 2018 Malone Dodson Clergy Award from Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson

2018: Rev. Dr. Bill Burch; Northside UMC

2017: Rev. Dr. P. Alice Rogers; Glenn Memorial UMC

2016: Rev. Dr. Glenn Ethridge; Oak Grove UMC

2015: Rev. Dr. Byron E. Thomas; Ben Hill UMC
2014: Rev. Dr. Stephen M. Dodson; Peachtree City UMC
2013: Rev. Dr. Don Martin; Alpharetta First UMC
2012: Rev. Dr. Marvin Moss; Cascade UMC
2011: Rev. Dr. David S. Naglee; Decatur First UMC
2010: Rev. Daniel T. Brown; Trinity-On-The-Hill UMC – Augusta
2009: Rev. Dr. Charles E. Wilson; Union Hill UMC – Hiawassee
2008: Rev. Dr. Terry E. Walton; Gainesville First UMC
2007: Rev. Dr. Michael H. Long; Roswell UMC
2006: Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Matthews; Marietta First UMC
2005: Rev. Dr. G. Gilman Watson; Northside UMC
2004: Rev. Charles E. Hodges; Peachtree City UMC
2003: Rev. Dr. William O. Britt IV; Athens First UMC
2002: Rev. Dr. B. Wiley Stephens; Dunwoody UMC
2001: Rev.  Dr. Richard A. Hunter; Hillside UMC
2000: Rev. James A. Budd; Union Hill UMC – Canton
1999: Rev. Dr. J. Harvey West; Alpharetta First UMC
1998: Rev. Dr. Donald A. Harp, Jr.; Peachtree Road UMC


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